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Symptoms:
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Frothy sputum
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Fidgeting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Peripheral cyanosis
11. Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary edema is a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid. When this occurs, the body struggles to get enough oxygen. The most common cause of pulmonary edema is congestive heart failure. Heart failure i...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Nail problem
  • Shortness of breath
  • Noisy respiration
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Symptoms:
  • Chest pain
  • Swollen legs
  • Heart rate altered
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow heart rate
13. Congestive (Dilated) Cardiomyopathy
Congestive cardiomyopathy, also known as dilated cardiomyopathy, is characterized by a weak primary pumping chamber in the heart. Your heart automatically attempts to correct for this inefficiency. In turn, thi...
Symptoms:
  • Blue color skin
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Fatigue
  • General weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Finger clubbing
14. Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis is a condition where the bronchial tubes of your lungs are permanently damaged and enlarged. These damaged air passages allow bacteria and mucus to build up in your lungs, which result in infections an...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Nose deformity
  • Headache
  • Stridor
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nosebleed
15. Deviated Septum
The nasal septum is a thin structure, separating the two sides of the nose. If it is not in the middle of the nose, then it is deviated.
Symptoms:
  • High-pitched breath sounds
  • Postnasal drip
  • Eye swelling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Sinusitis
16. Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever, is the group of uncomfortable symptoms that occur when your body is exposed to a specific allergen. An allergen is a typically harmless substance, such as grass or dust, whic...
Symptoms:
  • Agnosia
  • Hot flashes
  • Personality change
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe headache
  • Confabulation
17. Head Injury
Injuries to your brain, skull, or scalp are all types of head injury. A head injury may be mild or severe depending on what caused it. Some injuries produce bleeding within your skull. Others cause damage on the outsid...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Intercostal recession
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hoarseness
18. Epiglottitis
Epiglottitis is a life-threatening condition characterized by inflamed epiglottis tissue. The epiglottis is made of cartilage and is located at the base of the tongue. It helps prevent food from entering your windpipe...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Malaise
  • Moist skin
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
19. Empyema
Empyema is a collection of pus (dead cells and infected fluid) inside a body cavity. Usually, this term refers to pus inside your pleural cavity, or "pleural space." The pleural cavity is the thin space between th...
Symptoms:
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • General weakness
  • Tired
20. Respiratory Acidosis
Respiratory acidosis, also called respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the pH of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease, making them too acidic. Respiratory acidosis occurs when the lungs can't remov...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

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